Spain and us :)

Leaving a full time job and staying at home is tough…real tough…the day starts lazily, and seems to be extraordinarily long. When you wake up, you think of all the different things you can do this day. If you are anything like me  (which is very rare :)) you will probably make a mental list of what all you can do during the day.

For me everyday starts with a list of at least a dozen odd jobs that I have to do. I have the E-N-T-I-R-E… the W-H-O-L-E…the C-O-M-P-L-E-T-E day by myself! I get ready with my mental list to attack the day and achieve something! Its not that I do not do anything… of the dozen have to do list, I complete almost two of them every day 😉 and transfer the rest for the next day!

Since there is no hurry and time is a luxury..I spend it wisely 🙂 The day ends with another mental list of what all I have to do the next day 😛

Anyhow staying at home gives me a lot of time to read, observe and to think. One article which I went through was about La Tomatino festival. It is a tomato fight festival that is held on the last Wednesday of August each year at Bunol, Spain.

For me the very mention of this festival makes me inadvertently hum the song of ZNMD 🙂

…..”ooh aah..take the world and paint it red” …..

I have always compared La Tomatino to our very own Holi. Instead if using paint and colors, people use tomatoes. The spirit is the same of fun, laughter and festivities.

Interestingly, that is not the only similarity between La tomatino and festivals in India. Here’s what I read about Tomatino : “Technically the festival does not begin until one brave soul has climbed to the top of a two-story high, greased-up wooden pole and reached the coveted ham at the top.” 

Reminds you of something?? Well…?? Isn’t it the same as our very own Janmashtami dahi handi celebration!! Granted they do not use a human pyramid and the they do not have to break any earthen pot. But to me the concept seemed so similar!

You can see La tomatino video here>>

http://www.latomatinatours.com/

(sorry, I could not get their youtube link)

And our Janmashtami here>>>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwD-wI8NbWM&feature=related

There you go similarity in traditions..eh???

Well..untill next time keep humming…..”paint it red” 🙂

writing the FIRST post :)

It has been 15 days since I signed up for my blog. The initial excitement of writing started to diminish as soon as I finished signing up and saw the first welcome post on the blog. The process of thinking of an appropriate name, selecting the theme and finally signing up was enough to make me procrastinate writing something here! So I decided to write from the next day.

When I woke up the next day, I had so many ideas of what I could write about. I signed in to my account and opened the new post tab….and then I sat…”Maybe I should check out some existing blogs first”, I thought to myself. That would help me get an idea about what others write about. Maybe I can get some (more) cool ideas from my blog! So I started checking out other blogs. One post led to the other…one blog led to the other….and so on till I had read almost a dozen (maybe two or three!!) of them. I totally lost track of what I wanted to write! I had spent enough time on browsing so I thought I’ll start my blog from the next day…

This process continued for two days. I came across some really informative and creative blogs which made me think “will my work be as good as theirs!!” There are people who have been blogging for years, some write about their life, some write about the places they travel to, some are budding writers while others are genius movie critics. This search did help me…I found some great craft and food ideas which I tried. They made my home beautiful and my DH happy :). So a few days were spent in trying out the stuff I was reading on different blogs!

The things that were bothering me were  ‘how will I ever match up to the existing bloggers’ and ‘will anyone ever read my posts!’ Most the blogs that I read were specific to a topic. So I decided that I needed to find THE topic – the one thing that interests me the most and then start writing about it. Since I tend to trust in the vast knowledge of the world wide web, I googled “what to write in a blog!” and as expected, all of results said ‘find something that interests you…choose a niche topic’.

And so the time passed…there were a lot of options I could choose to write on:

  • the food that I cook
  • the craft that I make
  • write an educational post for management students about a specific topic
  • about interesting websites that I come across
  • about the movie that I watch or the book that I read
  • random ramblings about the day

That is what happened in the last 15 days since I signed up here ;)…..and I still haven’t found my niche! Today I thought ‘just write’ …So here I am…. still undecided….but nevertheless writing my first post today. Lets see how the journey goes…whether it sails or stops!

Anyways, welcome to my lovely corner…my own little space on the web 🙂